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2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened
3to learn of the death of Larry Stelivan, who passed away on
4October 8, 2021; and
5    WHEREAS, Larry Stelivan was born in Little Rock, Arkansas
6to Joseph Sr. and Iceola Stelivan on June 27, 1950, the last of
716 children; he was baptized at an early age and faithfully
8attended church with his family as a child; he graduated from
9Wilbur D. Mills High School and served in the U.S. Air Force
10from 1973 to 1975, receiving an honorable discharge; he
11attended Arkansas College of Technology and was on the Dean's
12List in 1991; and
13    WHEREAS, Larry Stelivan served as an Illinois State
14Trooper in Cook County in 1976 and then served with the
15Springfield Police Department from 1978 to 2002; in
16retirement, he started serving as doorman for the Illinois
17State Senate in Springfield on November 28, 2007 and was
18serving in that capacity at the time of his passing; and
19    WHEREAS, Larry Stelivan was affectionately known as "Vito
20Goodbar" or "John Cook"; he enjoyed playing darts, bowling,
21telling jokes, and being with his family; he was president of
22the Dead Eye motorcycle club in Springfield and a computer



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1tech; he loved to dance on occasion and enjoyed taking road
2trips in his RV Camper; and
3    WHEREAS, Larry Stelivan was preceded in death by his
4parents; his son, Larry Stelivan; and his siblings, Joseph,
5Isom, Etta Mae, Geneva, Versia, Inez, Arnetta, Tommy, Linda,
6Melvin, and Leo Stelivan; and
7    WHEREAS, Larry Stelivan is survived by his wife, Tyus
8Stelivan; his children, Tanya Townsell, Katheryn Hayes, Carmen
9Warner-Stelivan, Shawntelle Stelivan, Iceola Stelivan, Everett
10Larry Stelivan, Gary Williams, Shelly Rouse, Marcus Rouse,
11Felishia Webb, Kayla Webb, and Robert Webb; his long-time
12friend, Eddie Withers; his siblings, James Stelivan, Ervin
13Stelivan, Carolyn Townsend, and Cynthia (John) Webb; 26
14grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other
15family members, and friends; therefore, be it
17ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn the passing of
18Larry Stelivan and extend our sincere condolences to his
19family, friends, and all who knew and loved him; and be it
21    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
22presented to the family of Larry Stelivan as an expression of



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1our deepest sympathy.